1772 March 22 (Sunday). Read 2 Kings, Ch. 2, and preached a. and p.m. on v. 12 on Occasion of the Death of venerable F. Loring — of whom I endeavoured to give some Account — but I have not the Art of Embalming. Repeated at Eve. May God graciously quicken us by His Holy Spirit!
2 Kings 2.12: “And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.”